Admission to the Teacher Education Program

Students who seek certification to teach in the public schools of Texas must apply for Admission to the Teacher Education Program upon completion of the requirements listed below. Student must have completed 60 semester hours of academic work before being admitted to the Teacher Education Program. All standards for admission must be met at the time a student applies for admission to the program.

Standards for Admission to the Teacher Education Program for Grades EC-6 and 4-8

  • Must meet the minimum academic admission requirements.
  • Must have applied and received official degree plan.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA - All college/university work of 2.5 or better.
  • Must have 12-15 hours required English with GPA of 2.5 or better with no grade lower than "C"; no grade lower than "B" in English 3312 (Writing Intense Course).
  • Must have ALL General Education complete with no grade lower than "C" in College Algebra and Speech.
  • Must have completed or be enrolled in 21 hours in Academic Support Area with GPA of 2.5 or better and no grade lower than "C".

Standards for Admission to the Teacher Education Program for Grades 7-12

  • Must meet the minimum academic admission requirements.
  • Must have applied and received official degree plan.
  • Must have a cumulative GPA - All college/university work of 2.5 or better.
  • Must have completed ALL Core Curriculum in English, Mathematics, and Speech with no grade lower than "C.
  • Must have completed Writing Intense course at RGC with no grade lower than "B".
  • Must have completed 21 hours in majore with no grade lower than "C" and GPA of 2.5 or better.

Students must meet the above requirements before enrolling in the Professional development courses:

  • For EC-6 certification the Professional Development courses are EDUC 3301; 3302; 3303; 3309; 3310; 4307; 4308; 4313; 4314; 4315; 4607
  • For 4-8 certification the Professional development courses are EDUC 3301; 3302; 3303; 4307; 4308; 4314; 4601
  • For 8-12 certification the Professional Development courses are EDUC 3301; 3302; 3305; 4312; 4314; 4605

Certification Requirements

To be certified to teach in the Texas public school, a student must:

  • Complete all standards of the Teacher Preparation program.
  • Must complete all course requirement
  • Meet student teaching requirements
  • Pass appropriate Professional Development and Subject comprehensive exam
  • Apply for certification online